If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. (Henry Ford)
The history of AEGEE-Bergamo goes probably back at the beginning of the ’90 when it was born, there’s small to none documentation available nowadays, but we have records of some activities made at that time and board members.
As very often happens, the life of an Antennae has its highs and lows, AEGEE-Bergamo experienced this many times… in 2007 AEGEE-Bergamo almost disappeared.
Finally in September 2009 six young guys decided, after having know AEGEE abroad, that it was about time to bring it back to life again, and this time with bigger aims and determination.
AEGEE-Bergamo is now a well known reality in the Municipality of Bergamo and the University of Bergamo and most important, a really active antennae in the AEGEE’s Network.
We always try to motivate and involve the population in our activities and this made our group grow faster and larger, ranging from young students to young workers, all together giving their help in the numerous initiatives, as of 2015 we have around 100 members.
After years attending AGORAs, EPMs and AEGEE events we’re finally ready to step up, and that’s why in 2015 we applied to host the Spring Agora 2016.
See you in Bergamo! And remember, always #FlyForward
NWM Bergamo - The Gate to Europe
In 2013 we origanized our very first Network Meeting, hosting 40 partecipants for four days.
The main topics were: Regional cooperation, European level, Human Resources, Public Relations, Fund Raising, What is Europe? and National Youth Council.
Europe On Track 2
The “Europe on Track” project was launched to capture young people’s vision and wishes for Europe in 2020.
On 2014 we hosted the red team during their journey and helped them with their tasks.
Night of The Seven Antennae
The Night of the Seven Antennae, a recreation of the 1986 original event and one of the main celebratory events of the 30th year anniversary of AEGEE, will take place on April 18th in seven different locations, hosted by seven amazing antennae!
AEGEE-Aachen, AEGEE-Bergamo, AEGEE-Catania, AEGEE-Eskişehir, AEGEE-Kyiv, AEGEE-Leiden & AEGEE-Sofia.
Since a long time we have a strong partnership with the University of Bergamo, organizing events and activities for the Erasmus students.
This helps the new members to get in touch with foreign students and practise languages, that’s just the tip of the iceberg of the AEGEE experience they are going to feel.
Original Language Cinema
With the collaboration of a local cinema “Conca Verde” we organize since 2012 a cinema program called “Original is Better” showing movies in original language (English / Spanish / French and German) with italian subtitles with a brief introduction to the movie by teachers of a language school.
UniBergamoRete is an initiative born inside the University of Bergamo to create a network of relations an sharing of knowledge that goes beyond the walls of the University involving all the populations and Bergamo’s realities.
AEGEE-Bergamo proposes during the annual event different speeches regarding topics like: Europeism, mobility and unemployment.
Tandem Project Bergamo
In 2012 we developed a modern Web 2.0 portal for the Tandem Project of the University of Bergamo.
The system is integrated with the University of Bergamo intranet allowing all the students from all faculties and the AEGEE members of Bergamo to get in touch a find the perfect match to learn and practise a new language.
Bergamo Is Europe
The city of Bergamo was running to be the Capital of Culture in 2019, but the application was rejected. One of the reasons stated by the Ministry of cultural heritage and activities for this rejections was the lack of European dimension of the city.
That’s the reason AEGEE-Bergamo created a new project for the city of Bergamo, under the name of “Bergamo is Europe” a three-year project focuses on six constituents of the arts, each of which is developed using three different methods: online, local and European level.
First initiative of our three years project Bergamo is Europe, we turned different spots in the main squares of the city into a concert hall, where local artists can play music unplugged for the whole population.